for a rally this afternoon. at this hour he's making his way to los angeles where he's taping a spot on the tonight show. after that it's on to las vegas for another rally and he'll be flying on the red eye to tampa overnight. tomorrow, the phase continues. hitting four cities before returning to d.c. in the evening. >> this is the first stop on our 48-hour fly around campaign marathon extravaganza. but hi to start in iowa to ask you for your vote, to ask you for your support so we can finish what we started. >> the vice president was also on the trail today. and he had some advice for a young supporter. >> these guys have become so tied to special -- look, i don't blame that baby for crying. you know what, she just realized what it means if romney gets elected. she was out there, god love her. hi, baby. how are you? it's okay. he's not going to get elected. you're going to be okay. >> it's okay. he's not going to get elected. so for his part, governor romney keeps saying, he's got the momentum. >> i'm not sure whether you've been watching tv but we've had a number of debates lately.